Film Events

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 6:30pm
Central Library, Meeting Room 302

A young couple move into a new apartment, only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins controlling her life.This American psychological horror film was written and directed by Roman Polanski and based on the bestselling 1967 novel Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin. https://...

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 6:30pm
Pinney Library

“Leviathan is acted and directed with unflinching ambition, moving with deliberative slowness and periodically accelerating at moments of high drama and suspense. It isn't afraid of massive symbolic moments and operatic gestures; I was fractionally skeptical about these at the time, but they live and throb in my head hours after the final credit crawl."
—Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

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The Homesman
Fri, 09/04/2015 - 6:45pm
Alicia Ashman Library

Western, Drama / USA / 2014 / 122 min. / Rated R
A strong-willed woman recruits a loathsome drifter to help transport three insane women across the unforgiving Nebraska Territories so that they may find sanctuary with a compassionate minister and his wife in this drama directed and co-written by Tommy Lee Jones. Driven to madness by the harsh realities of pioneer life, three women (Grace Gummer, Miranda Otto, and Sonja Richter) living on the outskirts of the American frontier are...

Thu, 09/10/2015 - 6:30pm
Central Library, Meeting Room 302

For the last 20 years, notorious activists the Yes Men have staged outrageous and hilarious hoaxes to draw international attention to corporate crimes against humanity and the environment. Armed with nothing but thrift-store suits and a lack of shame, these iconoclastic revolutionaries lie their way into business events and government functions to expose the dangers of letting greed run our world. In their third cinematic outing (after The Yes Men and The Yes Men Fix the World), they...

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Fri, 09/11/2015 - 6:45pm
Alicia Ashman Library

On modern day Kyoto, humans live in the city, tengus take to the sky, and tanukis roam the earth. One such tanuki is Yasaburo, the third son of Soichiro Shimogamo, famed tanuki leader who met his end far too early at the hands of a group of humans and their year-end banquet hot pot. Yasaburo has since embraced his "fool's blood" and strives for a happy, carefree life. But between taking care of his old tengu master Akadama-sensei, avoiding the life-threatening advances of the...

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 7:00pm
Pinney Library

In partnership with the Wisconsin Film Festival, the library is pleased to present a screening of the acclaimed foreign film TIMBUKTU. This film played to sold-out audiences at the 2015 Wisconsin Film Festival. It is being presented at Pinney Library free of charge. Run time is 97 minutes.

Wisconsin Film Festival Senior Programmer Mike King describes TIMBUKTU:
Nominated for Best Foreign Film at this year’s Academy Awards and winner of two prizes at the Cannes Film...

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 6:30pm
Sequoya Library

Come view a documentary about the life and work of Harper Lee, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel To Kill a Mockingbird and the newly-released Go Set a Watchman. This documentary, directed by Mary McDonagh Murphy, includes interviews with Harper Lee's late sister, Alice, and stars of the To Kill a Mockingbird film, among others. The film also includes information about the publication of Go Set a Watchman. Provided by Wisconsin Public Television's Reel to Real partnership with...

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 6:45pm
Alicia Ashman Library

Comedy, Satire / USA / 2014 / 107 min / rated R

An amiable shipping clerk's optimistic exterior masks a dark secret that leads to tragic repercussions when he stops taking his anti-psychotic meds in this satirical horror comedy from Marjane Satrapu. Jerry (Ryan Reynolds) lives in the picturesque American town of Milton, where he earns his living in a factory that produces bathtubs and toilets. Jerry pines for his pretty co-worker, Fiona (Gemma Arterton), who works in...

Wed, 09/23/2015 - 6:30pm
Central Library, Meeting Room 302

Death Wish 3 is a 1985 action film starring Charles Bronson as vigilante killer Paul Kersey and is the second sequel to the 1974 film Death Wish. Architect/vigilante Paul Kersey arrives back in New York City and is forcibly recruited by a crooked police detective to fight street crime caused by a large gang terrorizing the neighborhoods.

Thu, 09/24/2015 - 6:30pm
Central Library, Meeting Room 302

Join us as LakeFrontRow presents the short films of Brian Hollendyke. A cinematographer, editor, actor and director, Hollendyke seems to have his hands in just about everything. Among the evening's selections is an encore screening of Wisconsin Film Festival alum "Winterlude," for which Hollendyke's hauntingly gorgeous cinematography was vital to rendering the cerebral headspace of an unrequited lover. The program will also feature Hollendyke's drama "Kaylee," a gripping two-man show...